Dublin GAA

Founded 1884

Co. Dublin

Féile Peil na nÓg Starts Saturday (04/05)

Feile

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This years Féile Peil na nÓg will commence on Saturday morning at 10.30am in 20 Group venues throughout the County.  

Please try and get out and support your Clubs young players. 

Féile Peil Fixtures details

Focal án gCathaoirlach, CCC2

Ba mhaith liom fáilte a chur roimh gac duine anseo inniú ach go háitithe na himreoraí.Is comortas tábhachtach é Féile Peil na nÓg I saol na nimreoraí óga seo agus tá súil agam go mbainfidh said sult agus tairbhe as.

We welcome all our entrants this year. Feile is about participation and we are delighted to have 80 teams competing over 10 divisions. I hope you all enjoy Feile Peil na nÓg 2019. I have no doubt that it will be an enormous success. It is a festival of football after all and I hope that all participants, young and old, enjoy the occasion as a celebration of what is good about our games and organisation.

I am hopeful that all divisions will be competitive and we will have a good day for our finals in Parnell Park, Blakestown Road and O’Toole Park. I wish to thank John Costello, Sean Shanley and Charlie Canavan (Parnell Park), Luke Lawlor and Paddy O’Toole (O’Toole Park) and Gareth Walsh, David McEneaney and their committee (St. Peregrines) for facilitating our Finals day. In relation to the finals and to all games over the weekend I appeal to all mentors to treat our referees, without whom there are no games, with the respect they deserve.

Special thanks are due to a number of people. Thanks to Danny Harrington and Derek Doran for their continued work with referee appointments. Thanks to fellow CCC2 members, Declan Coulter, Neil Kelly, Aidan Scully and Pat Finn for their support. Thanks to Damian Murphy, Runai, who is an enormous help to our committee. Thanks to Bernie McLaughlin (Chair Bord na nÓg) and Anne O’Dea (Chair CCC1) and all their committee members for their help over this weekend. I want to use this opportunity to pass on my thanks to Dave Harford for his years of work on CCC2 and on Feile specifically.

A special thank you to all the mentors who give of their time so unselfishly in the promotion of Gaelic games. Thanks to each of the 20 host clubs and their respective venue coordinators for hosting and ensuring the smooth running of our qualifying competition.

We will invite clubs to partake in National, Provincial & Regional once details are issued by the national council. We wish all clubs who go forward to represent Dublin every success in whichever competition they qualify

Finally, please let us all remember that “Feile” literally means “festival”.It is the responsibility of all adults involved to ensure that our young players have a positive experience of the weekend and that it will be a memorable occasion for them for all the right reasons. While we may see the future Bernard Brogan or Brian Fenton over this weekend, it is more likely we will see the future club minor and adult footballer this weekend. The respective Féiles are not an end or a destination for a youth playing career, but a stepping stone …in that light enjoy the weekend whatever it brings.

Bear bua is beannacht,

Déaglán Ó Laoire Cathaoirleach, CCC 2

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